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starts us off. >> reporter: it's been four days since hurricane sandy struck the northeast. yesterday there were screams for help in some of the worst hit areas. >> we all need help. i need help desperately. >> reporter: today, some help showed up. homeland security secretary janet napolitano toured devastated staten island. >> we have 3200 fema personnel working this storm in the northeast, and more are on their way. >> reporter: tons of relief supplies were brought into floyd bennett field in brooklyn. national guardsmen and the red cross seemed a lot more visible and fema set up relief centers throughout the storm zone. >> fema was very helpful. they came out. we were in need of clothes. in need of food. and any donation that the people have given us, we're very grateful. >> reporter: because supplies and emergency services have been at such a premium, new yorkers have wondered all week why on earth the stay's legendary marathon was still on schedule to take place sunday. early this evening, it was canceled. and on staten island, where the race always begins, residents said thank g
, tears filled her eyes. >> they're pulling out bodies of little children and us runners are going to walk through and run through their neighborhood in our fancy marathon outfits like nothing happened. let me tell you, the mayor made the right decision 24 hours too late. >> emotions are running very high tonight. the long lines for gas are not getting any shorter. for a third straight day, they lined up waiting hours and hours to get to the pump before the gas runs out. a lot of them are running out of gas before they even get to the gas station. the government says it's trying to make sure fuel gets there more quickly, they're trying to lift restrictions on nonamerican tankers. some might say why didn't that happen sooner and for some, the progress is not happening fast enough. we're hearing stories of fights. in one case, a man pulled out a gun in a fight for gas in queens. but the problem isn't just getting fuel to the gas stations. the problem is getting power there. it will make a lot of the gas stations start working like that. 3.2 million customers are without power and the majorit
>>> that's it for us. thank you for watching. > good evening. breaking news tonight in new york, where after days without power from hurricane sandy, the lights are beginning to slowly go back on in lower manhattan and beyond. it is slow, but it is happening. mayor michael bloomberg says most of the power in manhattan should return by midnight tonight, although some people will be left without it for another week. sandy is gone, but misery continues as so many devastated. today the death toll climbed to 97 people. staten island neighborhoods swept away. homeland security secretary janet napolitano toured the area, vowing to do everything she could to help. plus, after insisting this sunday's new york city marathon would go on, mayor bloomberg canceled the race. many were outraged the city would take valuable efforts away from the recovery efforts for the marathon. tonight, city hall and race officials have called it off. meanwhile, look at this. cars lined up for miles to get gas. drivers in some cases waiting 20 hours as the supply dwindles, fighting with each other. there's on
can't get in touch with fema. we tried to put online applications and most of us do not have-- you have to go to neighbors. >> reporter: and check the internet and you say i don't have internet. >> i don't have it and i've been chasing fema since yesterday. they told me to go to susan wagner, they said to go down by the beach here and i found out supposed to be here at nine o'clock this morning and now they're on mount loretta. >> as you're chasing them around, what are you doing, how much gas do you have in your car. >> my generator is pumping water out of my home and other neighbors are trying to help so i have to wait online, one o'clock, two o'clock to get a few gallons if we're lucky. appreciate if maybe officials would come down and hand out papers and tell us where you'll be tomorrow the next day so that we can get to you. and how do you feel like the response has been from the red cross? a couple of days ago they said they tried to get ten trucks onto the island and having a hard time because of the traffic issues. have you felt like their response has been better in the l
does it all end? >> reporter: well, it all ended with us not getting any gas. it looks like a ghost town here. you can see they were open for a good nine hours. they had the supply but those lines just sucked it all up. too many customers and eventually they had to shut down tonight. so a lot of people were turned back and yes, piers, we went to two different places, spent the whole afternoon in two different lines, and came up dry. that's happening to a lot of people. some are luckier than others but i got to tell you, it's been very impressive at least here in parts of new jersey where i was, to see how many people were helping each other, sometimes pushing cars to get to the fuel pump, and other people being as calm as they possibly could and saying look, we know that it's a bad situation, we know that they're trying to do the best they can, and we just have to go with the flow here and come back and try again tomorrow. but a lot of people were hitting up 15, 16, 20 stations and still not finding anything. >> nate silva, the "new york times" pollster of pollsters, tweeted just no
worried about everything you'll learn about me, but hopefully you'll stay with us. we do have a lot to get to. we are covering two big stories, of course. there is the countdown to election day and the aftermath of hurricane sandy. >> right now, this region is still reeling, but starting to make progress five days after hurricane sandy hit. today, gas rationing begins in new jersey, while people across the eastern seaboard are still trying to pick up the pieces. if they can get gas to move somewhere. can it be done? can new york city do anything to avoid ending up being under water again? we've got it covered. >>> also, important tips for you on how you can clean up from the storm and make sure you're ready before that next big one comes along. >> later on, some of new york's most famous natives held a telethon for hurricane sandy victims. matt lauer was the host. bruce springsteen, jon bon jovi, and billy joel helped raise money. we'll show you some highlights. >> it was quite a show. >>> we are also live on the campaign trail as president obama and governor romney crisscross the country
on superstorm sandy days after the storm slammed the northeast, the u.s. death toll rises to nearly 100. meanwhile difficult recovery efforts continue across the region. fox's david lee miller is on staten island. >> reporter: the new york city marathon is canceled. >> this year there of not unity around the player -- there was not unity around the marathon, anything but. it had become divisive and you can't have the marathon if it's divisive. >> there actually became this animosity towards runners. >> reporter: about 40,000 runners from around the world were expected to take part in the expect. the race was supposed to start in staten island, one of the hardest hit areas by hurricane sandy. meanwhile recovery efforts continue in the northeast. as millions remain without power homeland security secretary janet napolitano said the federal government is helping to restore electricity. >> the department of defense yesterday was airlifting utility crews with their equipment here to new york, to new jersey and other places impacted by the storm and more of those airlifts we anticipate to b
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